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Agri-Environment Officers (8 posts)

Employer: South Kerry Development Partnership CLG Location: West Cork, West Kerry, Beaufort & Kenmare Job Type: Full-time Duration: 5 years & may be extended Salary: €43,254-49,007 p.a. Closing Date: 5:00 p.m. on Monday 11th July 2022

South Kerry Development Partnership CLG wishes to recruit eight Agri-Environment Officers for the Kerry/West Cork ACRES Cooperation Project.

The ACRES Agri-Environment Officers will support the rollout and implementation of the Cooperation approach of the Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme (ACRES) in the designated West Cork and Kerry areas. Key duties of the officers will include, liaising with Kerry West Cork ACRES Project Team, farmers & farm advisors for the creation of ‘Farm Sustainability Plans’ (annual work plans) for participant farmers on commonages, carrying out results-based habitat assessments, acting as the main point of contact for landowners/farmers & the Project Team, carrying out mapping of habitats for baseline data if required, supporting the delivery of training to farmers and farm advisors, carrying out verification checks & providing support and advice to farmers and farm advisors as required.

Applicants must possess:

  • A recognised third level qualification, minimum level 8 (Degree), in the National Framework of Qualifications, in a subject relevant to Agriculture, Ecology, Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Earth/Natural Sciences, Zoology, Botany, Wildlife Biology, Hydrology or Natural Resources Management


  • Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a role relating to environmental management/agricultural management;

  • Have strong farmland & upland habitat ID skills, including indicator species, demonstrated understanding of their ecology and management;

The positions are full time (37.5 hours per week) and will be based at one of the 4 regional offices throughout the Co-operation area (West Cork, West Kerry, Beaufort & Kenmare) with the possibility of hybrid working arrangements. The contract period will run for 5 years & may be extended annually there-after, subject to continuing funding. The salary scale for the position will be €43,254 to €49,007 per annum with start point dependent upon qualifications & experience. Full particulars of the position are available from South Kerry Development Partnership CLG, West Main Street, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry. A copy of the job description is available to download here.


Contact Marie Garvey Telephone 066 9472724, Fax 066 9472725, Please forward a full CV and letter of application to: Noel Spillane, Chief Executive Officer, South Kerry Development Partnership CLG, West Main Street, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry not later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday 11th July 2022.

South Kerry Development Partnership CLG is an Equal Opportunities Employer and acknowledges the assistance of the Dept. Of Agriculture, Food & the Marine in supporting this post.

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